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Who are the best couriers to use with eBay in Australia?

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach when it comes to couriers.
Some couriers are perfect for sending large packages, some can get your package to its destination quicker than Flash, and some offer unrivalled customer service.
At the end of the day, every courier can ship your products.
It’s often an arduous process, picking the courier of your choice.
Especially when shipping is about as important in the sales process as having the right ecommerce platform.

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How to add a shipping calculator to your Australian eBay listing

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Buying on eBay is like going to the farmer’s markets – there are a million treasures to find, and you’re spoilt for choice.
Selling on eBay is much the same, only slightly different – you’re competing against the other ‘farmers’ for your customers hard earned dollars.
And you know every dollar counts in competition.
There’s a simple way to beat the competition – competitive postage prices.
In one of our previous articles – four different ways to set eBay postage costs to save money,

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Which couriers ship large items in Australia?

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Much like website platforms, payment gateways and shipping insurance, not all couriers are the same.
Some specialise in pallet shipping.
Others specialise in shipping smaller packages with lightning bolt speed.
Just as your business specialises in something different and special, so do couriers.
And it’s in your best interest to know which couriers suit your business.
We’re going to run through a few of the couriers we use at Transdirect. They have generously shared some tips with us on how to effectively and safely pack your heavy items.

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Four different ways to set eBay postage costs to save money

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Are you considering shipping using eBay?
You should.
Millions of people shop on eBay every week, and ecommerce businesses are thriving from selling on the platform.
One of the key benefits of selling on eBay is being able to sell online without having to set up your own website – the ease of use and flexibility is a huge plus for businesses of all sizes.
We’ve run through four easy ways you can set eBay postage costs for your Australian customers.

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Five things your online business needs from your ecommerce platform

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Selling online is a breeze…
Said no one ever.
Not even Amazon.
Don’t get us wrong – nothing beats the flexibility and freedom which comes with a successfully run online business.
The setup period does come with its own challenges, though.
Many a headache has been caused when deciding which ecommerce platform to use.
No one will argue with this – picking a website platform is hard work.
You need to understand the importance of SEO tools,

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Seven things your small business should look for when you pick a courier service

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So you’ve decided to open an online store.
Brave, exciting and smart move.
You’re capitalising on the 65% of the population now shopping online.
These shoppers are the future of retail. They understand the value and convenience of shopping from home with a glass of wine, sitting in their undies, with Friends reruns playing in the background.
What an image.
That’s the future of online shopping right there – and your perfect customer.
Selling online is an intelligent decision for an aspiring entrepreneur.

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Which couriers integrate with a WooCommerce plugin?

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Did you know WooCommerce powers over 28% of all online stores?
Their platform has over 23 million downloads.
And the best ecommerce stores amongst these 23 million downloads have a clearly defined shipping strategy.
Choosing a shipping option is super confusing, especially when you’re starting out and trying to get your ecommerce site up and running.
After all, you’ve got the basic plugins.
And then you have the plugins created by your selected couriers.
And then you have the plugins from your courier aggregators.

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31 ecommerce shipping mistakes to avoid

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E-commerce shipping is a complicated beast.
There are a million obstacles you and your team (and your courier) need to navigate to avoid a Titanic-sinking iceberg hit along the journey from warehouse to customer’s doorstep.
Packaging, pricing and logistics are three of these obstacles which strike fear into any ecommerce business owner.
The potential mistakes involved can be crippling. Without clear and repeatable processes, so many things can break.
As the owner of an online business,

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How does ecommerce shipping insurance work in Australia?

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No one enjoys talking about insurance.
Like trying to bake your child’s first birthday cake – insurance can be dry, complicated and a little bit boring.
Similar to your home and contents or business insurance, shipping insurance is one of those things you don’t often think about until it’s too late.
We’ve collected and analysed a combination of helpful resources to prepare three simple lessons to share with you. These three lessons will help you understand this stuff before offering shipping insurance to your customers.

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Simple and cost effective tips for shipping heavy items

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The Internet is a beautiful thing.
The world wide web allows many of us to make a living out of an ecommerce business.
Consumers all over the world now have direct access to a variety of international brands and products without the need for travel, import partners or cross border trading. 1980’s shoppers would be amazed at the opportunities we have in the 21st century.
But we still need to rely on old fashioned physical transport to make these ecommerce transactions happen.

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